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Exhibition

Let Me be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank

Old Town Hall Beechworth
28 October 2022 – 31 January 2023
Free entry

In 2015 the Anne Frank House has introduced a new generation of travelling exhibitions: “Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank”.

Let Me Be Myself contains eight historical modules. Large-size pictures show Anne’s happy early childhood in Frankfurt, followed by the immigration to Amsterdam and the time in hiding. It also includes original WW2 artefacts including a yellow Star of David, which Dutch Jews were forced to wear, a film and a copy of Anne’s diary.

Educational Materials

Let Me be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank

The Anne Frank House has created lesson materials about Anne Frank, the Second World War, the Holocaust, antisemitism, prejudice, and more. The material is geared to young people and education professionals. Explore the materials below or at the Anne Frank House website.

Peer-to-peer Guiding

The educational programme in Let Me Be Myself can be conducted by students. Making use of international research by the Anne Frank House in 2013 and 2014 the content and design of the exhibition were adapted in order to best serve peer educators.

They can make use of the educator manual that includes instructions how to convey the content, what questions to ask and how to moderate a discussion. Moreover, the educator manual contains several practical assignments and worksheets to be used by the visiting school class.

Download the exhibition panels, the manual and handy crads to prompt you as you guide below.

Class Room Activity Assignment 1: Identity

  1. Use the worksheet as a classroom activity.
  2. Watch the Identity video
    1. To find the video, click here.
    2. Towards the bottom of the page besides the header Downloads Let Me Be Myself click on Language Choice > English
    3. Watch the video under Assignment 1: Identity – ‘Let Me Be Myself…!’ Stories from young people today’

Class Room Activity Assignment 2: Diversity

  1. Use the worksheet as a classroom activity.
  2. Get students to pick one of four characters from page 1.
  3. Students circle characteristics on page 2
  4. Reveal images on page 3 of the worksheet
  5. Watch the Diversity video
    1. To find the video, click here.
    2. Towards the bottom of the page besides the header Downloads Let Me Be Myself click on Language Choice > English
    3. Watch the video under Assignment 2: Diversity –  ‘Let Me Be Myself…!’ Stories from young people today’

Video Diaries

What if Anne had a video camera?

The Anne Frank video diary follows Anne Frank from 29 March 1944 onwards. She is 14 years old and has been living in hiding for over a year and a half, together with her parents Otto and Edith, sister Margot, Auguste and Hermann van Pels, their son Peter, and Fritz Pfeffer. Anne films herself and the events in the Secret Annex, looks back on the time before they went into hiding, talks about the war, and shares her deepest thoughts and feelings. The video diary ends on 4 August 1944, when Anne and the seven other people from the Secret Annex, as well as two of their non-Jewish helpers, are arrested.

The award winning Anne Frank video diary is available on YouTube in fifteen episodes split between two seasons. Luna Cruz Perez plays Anne Frank, sharing her life in the Secret Annex, her thoughts and her feelings with the camera. All characters, locations, and events in the series are based on Anne Frank’s diary letters.

Primary Education

First have your pupils watch all the episodes of the Anne Frank video diary as well as the educational episodes (the extras) on YouTube. After watching the videos, the pupils get to fold their own workbooks, which has viewing and thinking questions.

Ensure the subtitles are on by clicking on the cog icon (settings) that appears when hovering over a video on Youtube. We advise teachers to watch the video series first to ensure the content is suitable for your students.

Secondary Education

We have created additional educational episodes accompanying the Anne Frank video diary to explain and elaborate on what can be seen in the series on YouTube. The teaching materials were developed for teachers to use with the episodes of the Anne Frank video diary in the classroom. Links to these materials (PDF format) can downloaded from the bottom of the Secondary Education webpage.

Online Content

Digital lessons & more

More lessons for both primary and secondary education can be found on the Anne Frank global website.

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Contact

Jerun Terlaak
jerun@opendoorstudios.com.au
0428 860 279

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